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Stay in Cozy Forest Cabin and enjoy our Winter Dog Sled Rides

Bedrooms 1
Space 480 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Secluded, Furnished Alaskan Cabin In Forest Setting. 4 Max People

Our cozy log cabin is self contained and secluded in a beautiful forest setting just outside Fairbanks in the Goldstream Valley. Only 12 miles from downtown Fairbanks and the airport.

Our cabin contains a shower , kitchen and bathroom sink.Water is purchased and supplied by a holding tank.This means it's source is finite and can run dry .Please make sure all taps are turned of properly so water is not wasted.

The toilet is an Alaskan outhouse It is foolproof always functioning thanks to gravity.It is hygienic,well aired and spacious.

In the winter and spring you can go dog sledding (contact your host - Simon 907 3477036)cross country skiing, winter biking and snow shoeing from your door step. In addition located only 5 miles away is the local ski resort of Moose Mountain.

In the summer there are biking and hiking trails and easy access to Ester dome for panoramic views of the Fairbanks area.

There is great views of the forest in the front and the aurora when it is out.

Designed to give you a real Alaskan wilderness experience, the log cabin was handcrafted by your host using local spruce trees. Wildlife frequent the area, including moose, fox and sandhill cranes. There are several sled-dog kennels located in the area where you will hear their occasional distant howls floating across the tree tops. Every effort has been made to make this accommodation a typical rustic and authentic Alaskan cabin in harmony with its natural surroundings.

The cabin can accommodate up to four people with a queen size bed in the loft, and a queen size fold-down futon downstairs. You will be able to cook yummy dinners in our fully equipped kitchen.All cooking supplies,plates and utensils provided.

There is a restaurant, store/market, laundry and gas station conveniently located less than one mile down the road. Please note that sometimes in the summer when it rains too much or there is too much snow in the in winter access to the carpark may be restricted, but we will provide you with an alternative place to park to have easy access to the cabin.

Once a gold rush boomtown, Fairbanks is now Alaska’s second largest city after Anchorage. In the summer, the sun shines for nearly 24 hours a day giving you lots of time to do the many activities such as panning for gold, floating the Chena River, mingling with reindeer and musk oxen, cooling off in an ice museum, or taking a refreshing hike, or be inspired by local art galleries, museums, and historic sites.

Late August to April you have a great chance to see the shimmering light of the aurora borealis. In the winter there are host of activities such as dog mushing, snow mobile trips and skiing, as well as soaking in hot pools of Chena Hot Springs.

We provide dog rides in the winter and spring. You can view the reviews on Trip Advisor under Alaskiwi Adventures.

More Details

Simon McLoughlin
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2018

About Simon McLoughlin

I am a New Zealander who has been living in the Goldstream Valley, on the outskirts of the city of Fairbanks, for 25 years. Before arriving in Alaska, I was a keen kayaker, skier, mountaineer, and hiker. I was lured to Alaska in 1990 by wilderness, big mountain country, and warm friendly people.

Simon McLoughlin purchased this cabin in 2009

Why Simon McLoughlin chose Fairbanks

My business partner Chris and I built this log cabin, as we wanted to offer our friends and guests the opportunity to experience a real Alaskan lifestyle.

What makes this cabin unique

We have deliberately kept the cabins simple but yet comfortable and cozy. There is no television in the cabins. We wanted to create an environment that brought you back to nature. All our cabins have a low impact on the environment. It is place to come and recharge the batteries and replenish the soul. We are also able to offer you dog sledding and snow mobile trips. You can cross country ski from outside your doorstep onto the many miles of ski tracks. There is also a ski field 10 minutes drive from your cabin.


Fairbanks Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 480 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Indoor bathroom and shower. Outdoor toilet.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • Double bed in loft. Pullout couch in the lounge
  • Deck / Patio
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sledding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling


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Great private cozy cabin!

  • 4 of 5

Rugged outhouse conditions but all else good. Could have used some more fresh towels.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Margaret thanks for your review.If you had asked I could have sent more towels down but we are not like a hotel supplying fresh towels each day.But I do respond to requests as csn
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Cool cabin and generous host!

  • 5 of 5

First, Simon was incredibly generous: due to weather and cancelled flights we missed the first night of our stay and he refunded the first night without us even asking. The cabin is cozy with everything you need, and is well situated close to Fairbanks. Great stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to stay. Great location.

  • 5 of 5

Simon made our stay very easy, and the cabin was perfect for the two of us.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mer Rouge, Louisiana

Great experience in a beautiful location! We stayed warm and cozy! Near to town! We will be back!

  • 4 of 5

We had a couple of fridge issues, but it was so cold that we just stuck everything outside on the porch and it stayed cold! Ha! Cabin was SUPER warm and cozy! GORGEOUS VIEW! We could not have asked for a more secluded and beautiful location. we were nervous about the outhouse but we had no issues! We would certainly rent again!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review ,glad you enjoyed this Cosy cabin.Yes sorry about fridge -time to replace it
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It was a great place

  • 4 of 5

It was really cold using outhouse at night

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Best Fairbanks Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5


Sorry we did not have time to say goodbye before we left or to see your dog team. Debra and I had a wonderful time at your cabin and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves in and around the Fairbanks area. The cabin had just the right blend of rustic and remote from the city that made our stay an adventure with still providing a few creature comfort like a hot shower, oil heater, refrigeration, and the ability to cook over gas.

Thank you for sharing your piece of paradise with us.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou you both for your stay.I am glad you enjoyed your time there at the forest cabin.Thanks for your review . Best wishes Simon
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Fairbanks International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Ivory Jacks
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Fairbanks Golf Course
Nearest Train
11 Miles
Fairbanks Train Station
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Ivory Jacks
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Moose Mountain
Car: necessary

Directions to The Forest Cabin:

From Goldstream Road turn down O'Brien Street and you will continue down O'Brien approx. 1/2 mile. Along the way you will pass a pond on the left. You will also pass Sauna St on the left. Look for sign that says "Forest Cabin" on the right hand side and park in Driveway. If you come to the road Jaime Way on the right you have passed the property. Call with any need for further directions (907) 347-7036.

We are able to offer dog sledding and snow mobile rides for an additional cost per hour per person, as part of the adventure tourism business we run between Mid October to end of April (provided there is snow on the ground).


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $30

No smoking inside the cabin.
Please take off your shoes before entering the cabin. You are requested to leave the property in the same state as you found it at the start of your stay.
There is no inside toilet only an outhouse.
The source of heating in the cabin is a Toyo stove

We are able to offer dog sledding and snow mobile rides for $95 per hour per person, as part of the adventure tourism business we run between Mid October to end of April (provided there is snow on the ground).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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